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Mob of Teens Jump 44-Year-Old Man Out Walking Dog in Middle Village Friday Night

Suspects 1 and 2 (NYPD)

July 26, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A group of teens jumped a 44-year-old man who was out walking his dog in Middle Village Friday night.

Dozens of teenagers were setting off fireworks and yelling at the corner of 75th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, near Juniper Valley Park when the man — reportedly an off-duty firefighter — confronted them about the noise just before 10 p.m.

The teens argued with the man and then began throwing punches, police said.

Videos posted to social media and obtained by the New York Post show several of the teenagers push the 44-year-old to the ground and repeatedly punch and kick him.

The unnamed victim told the Post that there were at least a hundred kids near the park and one of them hit him in the back of the head with a glass bottle.

The teens ran off when an ambulance pulled up to the scene, the videos show. The victim refused medical attention despite suffering bruising, cuts and pain, police said.

The NYPD has released photos and descriptions of three of the teens who were involved in the assault.

Police said one suspect is a male with a light complexion, thin build and long dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, shorts and sneakers.

The NYPD described a second suspect as a male with a light complexion, medium build and short straight hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, light-colored shorts and white sneakers.

Police said a third suspect is a male with a light complexion, thin build and short straight hair. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, Nike shorts and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Four ruinous years under Holden

Robert Holden ran a culture war campaign against the homeless, De Blasio, and Crowley only to do nothing but collect the highest salary he’ll ever have while having one of the lowest rates of responsiveness and effectiveness of any politician in city history. He has done nothing but spread hatred and bloviate while the neighborhood has gotten less investment, more dangerous, and further removed culturally from the rest of the city. Can he be impeached? We cannot take another four years of this incompetence!

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Why aren't commenters blaming their race this time?

Can’t quite put my finger on it 🤔

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Frank

Most likely the same reason you people never have anything to say when a minority commits a crime.

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Eugene Debs

The woo plus app was on overdrive that night. Brings trouble to a neighborhood.

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getthemoffthestreet

pinch one of them and they will squeal like a pig and sing like a canary. all it takes is to catch one.

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Jeremy

So i think technically it was the 44-year-old man’s fault. Never confront teens when they are in a group. They most likely behave that way because of their parents. If you want to punish the teens. You have to go to the police and file a report. The man is 44 years old and does not even know this? Never confront anyone! unless they are attacking an innocent person. And even then be very careful and scream real loud.

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sean

Kids today don’t respect anything or anyone. I grew up in Sunnyside and you respected your elders. When someone told your parents they wouldn’t get mad at the person who told you to stop doing something wrong. They would be mad at you for embarrassing them. Wish we had our values and morals of that time. People helped each other and we looked out for one another.

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Joan

This is why cops do not respond to fireworks going off. It can get out of hand. Same goes for the scooters. Mind your business and just call 311 if its not an emergency.

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Eric

They did nothing to him until he approached them. Call the police. They get paid to handle that, strangers on the street don’t.

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Adriano

I hate to say this but in these times you need to mind your own business when your out in public. Especially around a large crowd of people. Wake up people. NYC has changed for the worse. Approx a hundred crazy kids one man definitely bad odds.

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Let's see how well you stack up against those kids.

With your dog who is most likely going nuts because his/her master is being attacked.

If one kid who is agile can do a lot of damage, how much damage do you think three can make?

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Charro

Dam that’s a case of mind your business but cowards on their part for jumping square up one on one if you wanted to prove your man hood. The video I think went viral on the internet. Beware of copycats.

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Pam

I am sorry but today is not the time or place to confront a group of young people and not expect consequences.. Loose lips sink ships. Neighbors watching over youth and verbally trying to get them to do the right thing is too risky. I am sure most of their parents knew they were lighting fireworks and did not care, I screamed at my neighbors son not to play ball in the shared driveway after hitting my window and his parents cursed me out for raising my voice.

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Elena

Some kids these days have no respect for anything or anyone 😒. Bunch of entitled brats!

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Maya

It’s either Josh, Aaron, Brad, Kyle, Jeff, John or Michael… can’t really tell through the blur.

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Ferhat

Congratulations to their contribution to society, entitled and spoiled rotten likely. 😡🤬🤯

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Mitch

This is appalling. I recently told some youngsters to be careful of other people and pets while riding their electric mopeds on the sidewalk and they took out thier phones, started recording me, cursed me out, threatened me, and told me to mind my own business. They practically followed me home almost wanting me to verbally and perhaps physically lash out at them. I ended up calling the cops on them when i got home and the cops did not do a thing. One cop even seemed to find it funny when i told them they told me that they said they were going to get their older brothers to fight me.

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Bring back Giuliani

Should one of the homes where these punks came from catch fire, perhaps the FDNY should take the scenic route in responding to it.

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